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washington. it is 6:00 on this friday, october 29. >> i am alison starling. lisa baden has breaking news. a mass of water main break. adam caskey, we begin with you. howell is a letter shaping up in the nation's capital? >> fall-like. we are back down into the 40's to near 50. tomorrow morning, 15 degrees cooler than but you see right now. in martinsburg it is 48 right now. tomorrow morning it will be around freezing or the degree below freezing. 51 in the district, 49 in annapolis, 48 in annapolis. if scattered clouds today, with westerly winds gusting up to 40 miles a gallon. high temperatures near 50. tonight to near freezing and especially western suburbs. there's a freeze watch to the west of 95.
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i will show you the counties include in the freeze watch in the few minutes. not to lisa baden. >> there's a water main break in prince george's county. this is fresh. central avenue eastbound. one lane of traffic getting by right now on central avenue eastbound. before you get to enterprise road. they have of work to do to repair the highway to isolate this. steer clear of 214 enterprise road. take an alternate route to this morning. back to you. >> thank you. we begin with the terror plot targeting metro. the man at the center of the investigation is due back in court today. farooque ahmed is accused of plotting to blow up subway stations with explosives in rolling suitcases and to attack
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americans overseas. novelist on the investigation. >> good morning. this is one of the metro stations, one of four in arlington, that he targeted. the tip that led authorities to him came from someone within the muslim community. fbi agents were tipped off to him in january. the 34-year-old telecommunications worker was trying to join a terrorist group and kill americans overseas. he was targeted wednesday. he lives in ashburn, virginia with his wife and son. has lived in the united states many years. he was ready to die in moderate on american soil. he faces several charges including planned tourterrorist attacks. he's due in court in alexandria,
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where prosecutors are expected to argue that he is too a dangerous to be released while he awaits trial. reporting live in arlington, suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. >> the investigation continues. there's growing concern about metrobus security. police shut down the station at 4:00 yesterday afternoon after a suspicious briefcase was found at the entrance to the central station. the bomb squad was called in and police gave the all clear two dollars later. two hours later. >> you cannot live in fear. >> passengers should be prepared for additional security measures. new details about a series of shootings at military facilities across northern virginia.
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the fbi has confirmed the shots fired at chantilly recruiting station are linked to the two previous incidents. thousands of people are descending on the region for the annual marine corps marathon and that means stepped up security. pamela brown is live in arlington with more. >> good morning. security will be tighter than ever for the race on sunday. there are no new threats, but they don't want to take chances following the recent shootings. in the wake of three shootings on three different days at three military institutions, law- enforcement officers are not taking any chances with the marine corps marathon on sunday. >> we always tried to prepare for the worst scenario. we are aware of the fbi investigation and are taking that into account. >> officers from five different law enforcement agencies will be on hand. security will be tightened even
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certain areas like the north parking lot of the pentagon and the defense to produce headquarters in d.c. donnell no threads for the marathon, but the shootings have some runners on edge especially because two marine corps facilities have been targeted, the national museum in triangle and the marine corps recruiting station in chantilly. the pentagon was also a target. >> the military is here for us. >> the same weapon was used in all three shootings. as for the race, it begins at 8:00 sunday morning in arlington and crosses the potomac river, a strategist loved the district, and the national mall. road closings will begin at 4:00 a.m. sunday and mitchell will be open starting at 5:00 a.m. pamela brown reporting from arlington. >> thank you.
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the marine corps marathon is one of the big events going on in the nation's capital this weekend. another will be the rally to restore sanity, hosted by jon stewart. at least 200,000 people will crowd the national mall. it will be more of a comedy show that a political show. ddot is closing the chain bridge this weekend for ongoing repair order. it will be shut down beginning at 8:00 tonight until 5:00 a.m. monday. >> d.c. fire and ems is investigating three employees. one ambulance crew faces an internal probe concerning allegations that they failed to respond to the mass shooting on south capitol street in march. four people died and five others will and good. a fire department spokesperson says there was no impact in the
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care given to the victims. the results of the? are expected soon. it is michelle rhee's final day on the job as d.c. schools chancellor. she resigned after three years on the job. there's a report she issued a last warning yesterday, that a new teacher blood relations system will appoint alan which teachers are the most effective. still ahead, decisions that define the presidency, a preview of president bush's new book. and a look at the last minute campaigning four days before the midterm election. a sneak peek at the truth before the midterm election. a sneak peek at the truth -- at the trick-or-trea
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maryland's governor martin o'malley. endorsed by the washington post for his "tough, decisive steps" on the state budget and unwavering commitment to education. o'malley's made college more affordable.
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he's helping restore the health of the chesapeake bay, has forward-looking plans on transportation and a record reducing violent crime. governor martin o'malley. one leader moving maryland forward.
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> friday morning. halloween coming up this weekend. many events across the region, especially outdoors, including the marine corps marathon. the weather looks perfect for that. it's 49 in the district right now, 47 at takoma park. wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per dollar in some spots across the region. it will be that way through the afternoon. let's go to the forecast. a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds with the gusty northwesterly wind, high temperatures near 60. that is 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. the winds gusting in excess of 30. the wind will calm down tonight with clear skies and dry it.
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temperatures will fall to give neurological freezing a specialist of the metro area. hagerstown and romney could be below freezing by a degree. locally in the district, upper 30's. that is why there is a freeze watch late tonight through tomorrow morning. the weekend forecast is coming up. >> possible crash coming out of waldorf to brandywine on route 5. take it from this house wife, there's a water main break. let's show you newschopper 7 video of this live on eastbound st. michael's drive, central ave. they have to isolate the source of this and then reappear doubled. damage done to the morning rush
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hour appearance vehicle era of 214. back to you. >> thank you. your name to date is elizabette. great costume. the redskins go to detroit to take on the lions. the lions have only one single game. the redskins not expecting what in the park. >> you have to go in there identified. >> the lions quarterback is expected to play on sunday. he's been called five games because of an injury. >> we will be watching and hoping. 48 degrees on this friday morning. >> coming up, a holiday sales season is starting earlier than ever. what that could mean for the end of the tanks giving tradition -- the thanksgiving tradition. one camping was asked to call it quits.
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the blame take a closer look at keith fimian and his inspection business. fimian's former business partner said fimian lied, his record "built upon a fraud." his business sued more than 40 times. slapped with thousands in liens. its corporate status revoked. now we learn fimian signed a campaign pledge that protected tax breaks for corporations outsourcing jobs. fraud, failed policies. unfortunately, that's keith fimian.
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falling the developing story. the border between north and south korea, there's a reports north korea fired two rounds toward south korea and that segovia immediately fired back. the chief of staff of succory and could not immediately confirm the report. we will follow that throughout the morning. -- that south korea immediately fired back. the man that plotted to bomb virginia and the truss stations will appear in court today. he was arrested wednesday after a sting operation by fbi agents. it will be a busy weekend in the district. large crowds will descend on the
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national mall tomorrow for a rally hosted by, the central hosts. on sundays thousands of runners will take to the streets for the 35th annual marine corps marathon. halliburton says it skipped a crucial test on cement that was used to seal the blown out to bp oil well in the gulf of mexico. the failure to prevent oil and gas from entering the well is said to be one of the causes of the oil spill but sent millions of gallons of orland to blog. a few days remain before voters go to the poll. the countdown continues. there could of been a major shake up overnight in the critical senate race. emily schmidt explains what happens there. good morning. >> good morning. this latest twist in the election season comes from someone whose name was not on the ballot. former president bill clinton, reports that he tried to step in and to get one candidate, a
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democrat, a lot of the running. this has to do with the florida senate race, particularly kendrick meek. he denies reports the former president asked him to draw about of the race. and to endorse charlie crist. this would have tried to hold off markell rubio. sources close to mr. clinton say that request was made and he insists he was staying in the race until tuesday. joe miller in alaska rallied with sarah palin last night. resalers krakowskarlie fiorina o return to the campaign trail along thursday after spending two days in the hospital. tonight president obama will be back on the campaign trail, heading down to charlottesville, virginia. he's taking a break from focusing on senate races to
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make one rally for a house candidate, congressman tom perriello. emily schmidt reporting, abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. two candidates in the virginia's 11th congressional district race, they will face off again today. gerry connolly and republican keith fimian will meet for radio debates. outside groups are spending tons of money for - television ads attacking each of them. some experts say that money may not have an impact on the outcome of the race and all. early voting in maryland is over. gov. martin o'malley says he thinks that it went well. 170,000 people cast their ballots between last friday and yesterday. o'malley is in the rematch. former republican gov. bob
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ehrlich is his opponent. black friday sales are not waiting until after thanksgiving. and there's a glimpse of good news on the economic confront. rob nelson has those stories. >> the first a look at economic growth in the third quarter and an increase in consumer spending likely boosted the gdp to an annual rate of 2%. that is an improvement from the previous three months, but not strong enough to bring down unemployment. documents claiming total of bought cars from drivers who reported sudden acceleration problems. the automatic allegedly forced owners to sign confidentially -- confidentiality agreements. verizon charged customers mystery data fees and has agreed to pay $53 million in refunds. sears is willing now to black
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friday discounts beginning today a month earlier than usual. amazon and tours of us will offer a holiday deals also beginning this weekend. im rob nelson. 6 a, 19 on a friday morning. it is so much cooler than yesterday. 48 degrees. >> i left the windows open last night. >> a bad idea. >> the house was freezing. >> if you do that tonight, you will need an extra blanket. it will be colder by 15 degrees to muggle morning. -- tomorrow morning. welcome back, fall. we are getting into the groove. the 48 and dulles, 50 and district. near 50 degrees and winds all of the northwest and low gustier alan thicke reported winds of
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the northwest. -- wind out of the northwest and it is gustier. most of the cloud cover is in pennsylvania and to offer north and west. scattered close today. 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with highs near 60. tonight, dropping down to near freezing to the west of 95. that is what we have a freeze watch that will start later tonight through tomorrow morning, including howard, montgomery, fairfax, prince william, and westward. that does not include stafford or spotsylvania or the district. on the west of 95 through the shenandoah valley. we could drop below freezing. tires this weekend near 60 degrees with sunshine. sunday morning in the 40's. after known in the low 60's.
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"bennies" trick-or-treater in the 50's. looking good. let's go back to elizabette. i will never take mass transit, but smart people blue and orange line customers, there is a closure of mcpherson square. if you have your person driving you in the area of central avenue, there's a big water main break. this is still going as you see in the center of the screen. central avenue eastbound before you get to the enterprise road. this water main break as only one lane getting through. let's quickly take you to the geico camera live in virginia. the pace of traffic is going on the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. 6 zagat 21 is the time, the
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degrees. >> coming up, a sneak peek of president bush's new book, what your views about details leading up to and on 9/11. today on "oprah," go on a camping adventure with oprah and gayle, today at 4:00 on abc 7.
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new look. new style. new sears. come see our brand new side. at sears.
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first lady michelle obama is taking on the problem of bullying, during an appearance on the ellen degeneres show. she said adults can help address the issue if they lead by example. this is several days after her husband addressed bullying on a video message on the white palace website. new insight into some of the key moments of the the bush presidency. >> the former president's new book followed its store shelves in less than two weeks. it is described as strikingly personal. it takes two shots at his critics. it focuses on major decisions in his life, including going to war in iraq, opposing stem cell research, and giving up alcohol. we have news about an experimental diet pill. the fda decided not to approve this drug, asking for more information about possible health risks. the drug had been touted as the
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most effective weight-loss drugs in the decade. the drug maker plans to give the fda more study results in about six weeks. 48 degrees and sunny. we still have a half-hour or ahead. >> coming up, arch campbell and as your best bets at the box office for halloween weekend. this time tomorrow thousands of fans of jon stewart and stephen colbert will attend a rally. we have a looked at line of celebrities and musicians to a mogul, coming up -- musicians tomorrow. . tomorrow. . there's a f woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor.
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man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> that is life today.
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that is just what we have to deal with. >> a new proposal for a subway security after zero would-be bombers's violent plans. good morning, washington. glad you are joining us on this friday, october 29. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. we begin with traffic and weather. let's go to adam caskey. cooler temperatures. >> temperatures are in the 40's. yesterday it was in the 50's at this time. this afternoon will be 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. it is 47 in washington. 46 in brandywine. here's our forecast. scattered clouds today. cool and gusty. wind out of the northwest. highs near 60. upper 50's in outlying areas. colds tonight with clear skies
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and dry it. temperatures near freezing just west of 95. there is a freeze watch in those areas tonight. howard, montgomery, fairfax, prince william, that is for tonight and tomorrow morning. mostly sunny this weekend, highs in the low 60's. a great weekend for halloween and all the events. now to lisa baden. the event, breaking news on newschopper 7 live, a water main break in prince george's county. central avenue eastbound at st. michael's drive, ghafoor enterprise road. looks like the water is no longer a gushing on the highway, they must have isolated the source of the break. if they're left to work on repairs. only one lane is able to get the nod to the left for the morning rush allen.
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traffic on the right side of the screen is westbound central ave. i want to encourage you to invalid this area. they need to do extensive repairs to the roadway. i want to encourage you to avoid the area. back to you. >> thank you. something similar happened yesterday afternoon. another suspicious package was left at the mcpherson square metro station. the transit system is on high alert after the suspected bomb plot was broken up by the fbi. we will bring you more on this new situation as we get details. learning more about the man at the center of a terrorist plot on the turrell. the subway system's security response. police are considering a controversial plan to check passenger bags. the would-be bombers is waiting for his day in court. suzanne kennedy joins us live from arlington with the latest
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on that. >> good morning. there were four metro stations at the hearts of the plot. we are at one of them, at the court house station in arlington. authorities learned about him through a tip from someone in the muslim community. seventeen years after emigrating to the united states from pakistan, ahmed faces charges that he wanted to kill americans in afghanistan and was committed to becoming a moderate. the telecommunications employee worked at eriksson communications. he and his family lived in ashburn, where he lived a quiet and seemingly normal life. >> we would see moms coming by with their little kids. we would see a couple stroller salad front. ,> he received a qur'an
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insulation from fbi agents with coded documents about future meetings. the plan targeted four metro stations with rolling suitcases with dependent retorted being military members. >> pretty scary, glad they caught the person. >> mets lil is considering random bad checks. is considering random data checks -- bag checks. >> other cities do this. but prosecutors are expected to argue that he is far too dangerous to be released while he awaits trial. suzanne kennedy reporting from arlington, abc 7 news. the fbi has officially linked three shootings at military buildings. investigators say the same gun
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was used to fire shots at the military recruiting center in chantilly, korff museum, and the pentagon. no one was injured. the fbi does not have a motive or suspects. in a few moments, we'll have a live report on the impact of the investigation will have for security on sunday for the marine corps marathon. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to gather on the national mall saturday for a rally to restore sanity. we are getting a glimpse of what will be featured at the event. mike conneen joins us in southwest with a preview. good morning. >> good morning. if the christian science monitor got ahold of information for the rally on saturday. fans can expect performances by the roots, sheryl crow, mavis staples, and others. there will be a lot of time
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with jon stewart and stephen colbert and a few surprises. e fear. this >> a fan's planning to attend -- >> seems like a good time to me because i'm a fan of stephen colbert. anytime i can participate in poking my finger at people who take politics too seriously, that's good for me. >> thousands of people already coming from across the country. >> montana, oklahoma state university. >> arizona. >> the toilets are being locked down. jon stewart promises more of a comedy show them a political rally. even after his most serious interview with the president on wednesday. >> i love your show. >> i am proud of you.
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>> i have a profound disagreement. >> his fans say the state take him seriously. >> a wonderful opportunity to witness to the way you want america to be, which is cooperative, a community, bipartisan. >> according to the park permit which is 60 pages, organizers are bracing for a $300 and people. 10:00 a.m. is when the appreciable begins with music and videos the three-shot with comedians and a performance by the roots. and after that is the official bushel with jon stewart and stephen colbert. >> thank you. there are dozens of local ledgers around there for halloween events and homecoming parades -- there are dozens of street closures around the city.
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go to for that complete list. d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee, this is her last day at work. she resigned earlier this month after more than three years on the job. she issued one last warning yesterday, saying that a new teacher of the edison system put into place will point out which teachers of the most effective. it is friday morning, 38 degrees. >> still ahead, the final showdown from the campaign trail. showdown from the campaign trail. >> one of the year's women are charged 40% more for the same health insurance as men. domestic violence is treated as a pre-existing condition in eight states. women are abused by their husbands and then by their insurance companies. and last year they tried to end our coverage for mammograms and other preventive services.
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well i'm proud to say i got the law changed. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition.
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i am from butler's orchard in germantown, md., helping you to find the perfect pumpkin. >> good morning, washington. happy halloween. friday morning, 6:41, temperatures in the 40's to near 50. 48 in winchester and hagerstown, 48 in lexington park. gaithersburg at 46. culpeper, 50. high temperatures today will be almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday. if near 60 degrees. upper 50's for most of us. scattered clouds and the and
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sunshine. the gusty northwesterly winds in excess of 30 miles an hour. but will and will die down this evening and tonight, dropping temperatures to near or below freezing west of 95. if there's a freeze watch in effect in howard, montgomery, fairfax, prince william, and points westward through the shenandoah valley tonight and tomorrow. high temperatures this weekend's near 60. 62 on saturday and sunday with a lot of sunshine. now let's get the latest traffic from are desperate housewife. complicated from metrorail. the green and orange lines, they've closed the station the of a suspicious package reported in the area, that's macpherson station. if the trains will not be stopping, although passing through. a big water main break on
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central unocal's to enterprise road. 214 eastbound, one lane getting through. on 395 north bound near duke street there is a wreck that has moved on to the shoulder. that delayed begins at the beltway. look at this geico camera. red is southbound 95, virginia. i'm going back to the news desk. >> thank you. 6:
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>> tonight at 5, does your pet
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have held secret that no one told you about? new research shows why dog owners have a leg up on people who don't have one, tonight at 5. thousands of people descending on the region for the and marine corps marathon. >> after a series of shots at military facilities, that means stepped up fsecurity. >> this is the 35th marine corps marathon. security is always tight for this race. this year it will be tighter than ever if in the wake of three shootings at three military institutions over the past couple weeks. officials say that there are no known threats, but they are not taking chances. officers from five law enforcement agencies will be on hand this weekend. security will be heightened around the pentagon for the pre- race staging area and likely to
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increase security around the defense, but building in d.c. officials are not giving any specifics about security posture for the race on sunday. the race begins at 8:00 in the morning in arlington on sunday and will stretch across the potomac into the district, georgetown, and the national mall. there is a press conference for officials this afternoon for more details. as for the shootings, officials have not determined a motive for a suspect. back to you. >> thank you. surviving in the center. >> james is joining us with the campaign countdown. >> good morning. >> there's an article talking about something we have not been talking about much. politicians running as centrists. >> where republicans are strong
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dirty and where a the democrats used to be stronger, devilkins -- whether republicans are stronger this year in places where the democrats used to be stronger, the republicans are running as centrists. we are going to see these guys rising up in the republican party. they have not gotten a lot of attention because there are kind of boring. >> people taking an opportunity to fire away at the republican party. charlie crist is running as an independent. he says sarah palin and the tea party are dangerous. that was his former party, republican. >> conservative states. in the state of florida, a very conservative state, that adds to
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the attraction, with independent voters. charlie crist is coming in second so far. it is harder to excite the conservative base with moderates. but the middle of the old people will vote for him. >> thank you very much. good to have new. >> time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. muscoda and caskey. >> this glenn to be a lot of sunshine today. it's knuckling to warm us up much. 20 degrees cooler this afternoon than yesterday's. here's a look before the sun rise in the district. temperatures are noticeably cooler this morning and yesterday. let's look at the numbers. 50 in the district and culpeper. otherwise, 40's. 45 in cumberland. 46 in gaithersburg. 49 at annapolis. and direction, it
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is out of the northwest, which gives cooler and drier air. today will be:. that will hang on to the weekend -- to date will be -- today will be cooler. it will be gusty through the day and afternoon. high temperatures near 60. upper 50's in the outlying suburbs. tonight, may be below freezing just west of the district. romney, hagerstown, 31 degrees probably in early tomorrow morning. a freeze watch tonight for howard, fairfax, montgomery, prince william, and points west through the shenandoah valley. sunshine this weekend. high temperatures near 60 and probably low 60's in the beltway. looks great for the marine corps
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marathon, morning temperatures in the 40's with afternoon highs around 62. let's go to arkansas real housewife, elizabette. >> video of central avenue at enterprise road, and the water main break. this is 214 east before enterprise road with one lane getting by. that is video from a moment ago. they isolated the break, but they have to do repairs to the boats. all want to give you a picture of springfield this is traffic on the right, southbound delays leaving newington to get to lorton. we are going to the movies with arch campbell when we come back.
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take a closer look at keith fimian and his inspection business. fimian's former business partner said fimian lied, his record "built upon a fraud." his business sued more than 40 times. slapped with thousands in liens. its corporate status revoked. now we learn fimian signed a campaign pledge that protected tax breaks for corporations outsourcing jobs. fraud, failed policies. unfortunately, that's keith fimian.
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>> this morning, we love the vitamins, but could they hurt you? the surprising answer is on "good morning america", this morning on abc. good morning, arch campbell with your weekend movie guide. the final chapter of one of this year's hottest books makes it to the big screen.
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the girl who kicked the hornet's nest concludes the millennium .rilogy, this starti a computer hacker. the series finale concludes an almost perfect transformation from page to screen. 3.5 starts. four stars for social network and waiting for superman. almost four stars for the girl who kicked the hornet's nest and for nowhere boy. three stars for red, secretariat, and hereafter. under arch campbell, abc 7 entertainment. >> let's get to lisa baden. we have breaking news. >> mcpherson square and has reopened.
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blue and orange line trains have been passing through the station due to a suspicious package that was not found. that has reopened. water main break repairs on centinela avenue at enterprise for the rest of the morning. i love you, darling. >> you look beautiful anywhere. new jersey, atlanta. i posted a picture of you on my facebook page. we have some great comments. high temperatures near 60. tonight, temperatures dropping down to near freezing, especially west of town. cindy said that her daughter's soccer team wanted to be the storm chasers this year. they just one the sportsmanship awards in loudoun county. congratulations. >> and thanks to lisa baden for that great costume. it's always fun to see what she
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will do. >> that will do it for us. more news at 7:26. >> "good morning america" is next. >> "good morning america" is next.
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bob ehrlich's 24 years in politics. in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage.


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